Lhasa to Kathmandu overland Tour goes around the famous Lhasa, whose name means “the Land of Gods” in Tibetan, located at an altitude of 3,700 meter is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. Due to its sufficient sunshine annually, it is also famed as “The Sunshine City”.It is considered to be highest region in the world and is often called as “The Roof of The World”. Offering the spectacular Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor Street and Norbulingka Palace, Lhasa serves as the popular destination for the traveler. Lhasa has many sites of Historic interest, including Potala Palace which was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka Palace are included in UNESCO world heritage sites.
Lhasa to Kathmandu overland Tour is a tour package which begins with the sightseeing of majestic city Lhasa including Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, Jokhnag Temple and Barkhor Street, then driving towards the Kathmandu observing the popular places of cities like Gynatse, Shigatse and Shegar.
What to Expect?
Enjoy the sightseeing of majestic city Lhasa including Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, Jokhnag Temple and Barkhor Street, then driving towards the Kathmandu observing the popular places of cities like Gynatse, Shigatse and Shegar accompanying the Lhasa to Kathmandu overland Tour.
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa (3,650)
After arrival in Lhasa you meet our representative who drives you at the hotel in Lhasa. Acclimatize at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Today we visit the famous place of Lhasa like Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. The heart of Lhasa Potala Palace situated in the Red Hill by the side of Lhasa River is a treasure house where you can view precious arts and learn Tibetan arts, crafts and delicious cuisines. Norbulinka Palace located on the west of Lhasa is a short distance to the southwest of Potala Palace and is regarded as the summer palace of Dalai Lama and it’s well preserved murals, superb mandalas and frescoes are fascinating sights not to be missed. It is the largest garden, with best scenery and the most historical site in Tibet. The Jokhnag Temple is located in the central of Lhasa and is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. It is four-storey timer complex with a golden top. The Jokhang temple is surrounded by the Barkhor Street which comprises a series of circular streets that encompass numerous merchants and vendors offering a wide variety of Local Tibetan arts, crafts and delicious foods. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m)
We cover the distance of about 325 km for about 5 to 6 hours and reach Gyantse (3,950m) which was historically considered the third largest and most prominent town in the Tibet region after Lhasa and Shigatse. We take route via Karo La Pass and Yamdrok Lake. The scenery between Yamdrok Lake and the Glacier is truly magnificent. As you go around the lakeshore to stop in Nangartse, you see snow peaked mountains contrasted with blue sky and turquoise waters, yaks and Tibetans. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m)
After breakfast we head for Shigatse (3,900m), Tibet’s second largest town and the traditional capital of Tsang province is a modern, sprawling city, with wide boulevards humming with traffic. While traveling 95 km from Gyantse to Shigatse for about 2 to 3 hours we encounter the beautiful Shalu Monastery which is very popular for its murals and paintings that you can find inside the chapels and assembly hall and this is the only monastery that consist both Tibetan and Han arts inside the monastery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Shigatse to Shegar (4,050m)
On the fifth day of Lhasa to Kathmandu overland Tour, we drive to Shegar. We visit Sakya Monastery which is divided into the south and north two parts by Trum River. It is of typical Mongol style of resembling castles with thick walls and watchtowers and was built in mid-13th century by Phagpa. The elaborately decorated hall has rich brocades statues, and butter lamps and holds thousands of religious texts (sutras). It has over 10,000 volumes of Tibetan books on astronomy, medicine, calligraphy, and history. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Shegar to Kerung (2,700m)
Today we ride a comparatively long but an exotic drive from Shegar to Kerung enjoying the dramatic landscapes and the scenic beauty. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Kerung to Kathmandu (1,300m)
Your Lhasa to Kathmandu overland Tour terminates today so after breakfast drive towards Kathmandu. The distance from Kathmandu to Rasuwa Bridge of Gyirong (Kerung) Port, the China-Nepal border, is about 160 km and will take about 6 hours. We enjoy the striking drive viewing the landscapes of both Tibet and Nepal till reaching the Kathmandu.
- Private transportation as per the group size.
- English speaking Tibetan Guide.
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses.
- Daily breakfast.
- Everest base camp entry permit.
- All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary.
- Tibet travel permit.
- Lunch & Dinner.
- Train or Air fare of any sectors.
- Insurance of any kind.
- Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control.
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.
- Nepal re- entry visa fee (If coming to Nepal)
During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factor, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!